Can you put a price tag on absolute luxury? When it comes to buying a home, it may just be $20 million. At that number, you have some serious options, and really no location is off limits.
This month, we’re taking a look at five properties for sale in that vaulted range. A few California homes are (expectedly) in the mix—one on each end of the state. But you’ll also find a suburban St. Louis estate with amenities that rival an entire town, a Côte d’Azur villa with a view of the Mediterranean, and a forested West Virginia escape. Take your pick among these picturesque properties.
4,736 Square Feet
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a tranquil spot on the French Riviera that has been favored by European aristocracy dating back to King Léopold II of Belgium at the beginning of the 20th century. Now, you can live like royalty in one of the area’s finest contemporary villas.
Behold the seductive curves of the architecture and the backyard pool, which mimic the undulation of the sea. Views of those deep blue waters are enjoyed from the ample covered outdoor space on the home’s second floor and the third-floor terrace. Private and plush, this residence offers expansive interiors with sunlit living spaces, four gracious en-suite bedrooms, and a sauna. Outdoors, you’ll also find a garden with mature trees and a vast green lawn.
This property is listed for sale for $19,020,673 by Vanda Demeure of Coldwell Banker Leading Realty.
6 Baths and 3 Partials
15,976 Square Feet
Lake-close living with a combination of forested serenity and ample recreational opportunities—you get this and more on approximately 111 acres of wildly scenic land in the West Virginia mountains. Enjoy stellar views of the surrounding forest and mountains and the convenience of living near West Virginia’s crystal clear Summersville Lake and the prestigious Greenbrier Resort.
The residence has been designed for gracious living, with nearly 10,000 square feet of living space including a gourmet kitchen with double islands; fireplaces in the large family room, formal living room, dining room, billiards room, and home offices; and a main-level primary suite with dual baths and a private outdoor hot tub. Every room on the main living level opens out the expansive outdoor living space, where a covered entertaining area; an outdoor kitchen; an infinity pool with a separate spa; and a cabana await. Additional features include a 3,000-bottle wine cellar; a second-floor playroom; an elevator; exercise and massage rooms; and a guest suite with a kitchen.
This property is listed for sale for $19,500,000 by Marin Hagen of Coldwell Banker Realty.
10 Baths and 3 Partials
15,638 Square Feet
This singular English country estate packs so many amenities into its 20+ acres, you may never want to leave. The property comes complete with a huge resort-style pool with zero-edge entry, racing slides, a swim-up bar, a lazy river, and a waterfall-covered grotto; stables; a sports field and special event/sports venue; raised-bed gardens; and even its own Ferris wheel.
Within 30 minutes of St. Louis Lambert International Airport and the Spirit of St. Louis Business Aviation Center but imparting a feeling of exceptional privacy, the estate boasts a 15,638-square-foot residence that is equally welcoming as a luxurious haven for family and friends. A two-story study/library; a private chapel; eight masonry fireplaces; and dual primary suites are just a few of the exceptional features. The lower level is an entertainer’s paradise, with bowling lanes; a large bar; a theatre; and a dance floor; all opening out to the pool deck.
This property is listed for sale for $20,000,000 by Saundra Pogrelis and Chad Matlick of Coldwell Banker Realty – Gundaker.
2 Baths and 3 Partials
4,086 Square Feet
Were you one of the luxury homebuyers who were starry-eyed about Big Sur long before Big Little Lies transported the rest of the world there? The one-of-a-kind family compound known as Bixby Creek Ranch might be the property that inspires you to make a move.
Start with a dreamy setting in the mountains, a short drive from Carmel and Pebble Beach and featuring breathtaking views over the Pacific Ocean and the iconic Bixby Bridge—the exceedingly picturesque bridge featured in the opening credits of the aforementioned TV series. Add in four main structures, including the gorgeous main house with its soaring ceilings, posts and beams, and focus on indoor-outdoor living; a spacious guest cottage; a private library/studio; and a pre-Civil-War-era barn that has been meticulously reimagined for today. Finish with 78 acres of majestic land, adjoining another 300 acres of private preserve, and you have a true landmark ranch estate.
This property is listed for sale for $20,000,000 by Tim Allen of Coldwell Banker Carmel-by-the-Sea/Junipero.
11,488 Square Feet
The upscale suburb of Calabasas has long been a favorite of celebrities and power players, and estates such as this illustrate why. Built by renowned developer and builder James Ring as his personal residence, the Tuscan Italian farmhouse is set in a prestigious double guard-gated neighborhood and offers exquisite design, space, and views.
The expansive floorplan allows for seamless flow between the huge, gourmet, dual-island kitchen and meticulous living room, creating the perfect family and entertaining space. Sink into the luxury from the owner’s suite, where you can relax fireside with a view of the Malibu Conservancy. Enjoy indoor and outdoor dining rooms; multiple fireplaces; a built-in aquarium; a fitness center, sauna, and massage room; a 15-seat home theater with concession bar; and a wine tasting room with 800-bottle climate storage, all sheathed in rich wood, stone, brick, Venetian plaster, and walls of glass. The outdoor area is a veritable playground with a European resort pool; a covered entertainment space; an outdoor kitchen and entertainment bar; a private sunset seating area; a pond; and Mediterranean gardens sited before astounding mountain vistas.